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Joe Morton Wife, Family, Net Worth, Now

Published On: 10 Jul, 2019

Joe Morton Wife, Family, Net Worth, Now

Joe Morton, who has been involved with the entertainment industry since the late 60s, is a familar face in the Tv-series like Scandal, and God Friended Me. He has been rewarded with Tony Award nomination and a Theatre World Award for his Theatrical work.

The American actor has also starred in blockbuster movie hits like Terminator 2, Speed, Batman V Superman, and Justice League.

Wiki- Bio, Family

The American actor was born on 18 October 1947 in the Bronx-New York, USA. In attributes of height and weight, he stands 1.75m(5ft 9 inch) tall and details regarding his weight is yet to get revealed.

His family includes his parents, Thomas Morton Sr. and Evelyn Morton. His father was an intelligence officer in the U.S military, whereas his mother used to work as a secretary.

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His father’s profession took the American actor to roam all around the globe, including Germany and Japan. Unfortunately, His father passed away when he was ten years of age. After that, his family settled permanently in New York.

The Scandal star began acting in school plays and started playing guitar as well. He even wrote a few songs and dreamt of being a musician when he was in school. Eventually, Joe graduated from Andrew Jackson High School and enrolled him at Hofstra University for a degree in psychology.

However, after a few classes and frequent visits to the drama department, the actor was attracted by the drama class, and he immediately changed his major to drama. Later, Joe earned a drama degree from Hofstra University.

Career and Net Worth

After Joe’s father passed away, he started showing interest in music and drama to keep himself occupied. His interest eventually landed him in school plays, and he even began writing songs.

After changing his major to drama in his university, he went on to participate in many acts of the drama department. In the late 1960s, he took his acting career to a new level after starting to act in many popular Broadway and Off-Broadway production.

The American actor made his debut from Off-Broadway production musical Hair in 1967. His act in Broadway play Raisin nominated him for Tony Award and got him Theatre World Award.

Since his journey to the big screen, Joe has appeared in numerous movies & Tv-series like The Brother From Another Planet, Terminator 2, Blue Brothers, Another World, Scandal, and Smallville.

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With his outstanding acting skills, Joe has made his featured in recent movies, as Doctor Silas Stone in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016 and Justice League in 2017. In addition, he is working on his CBS comedy-drama series God Friended Me which aired since May 2018.

Joe's successful acting career has assisted him in accumulated immense fame and wealth to his life. At present, the net worth of this talented TB, movie and theater actor, is estimated to be around $4 Million. 

Married Life & Children

Joe's love story depicts his unsuccessful romance with his former wife. He was married to assistant art department director, production designer and set decorator Nora Chavooshina on 6 October 1984. They met on the set of The Brother From Another Planet in 1984, where the buds of relationship blossomed.

Together, the pair were blessed with bundles of joys, three children named Hopi Noel Morton, Seta Morton, and Ara Morton.

However, Joe's affiar with wife, Nora couldn’t flourish, and eventually, they decided to separate in 2006 after 22 years of marriage. The reason for separation is obscure as Joe hasn’t given any statement regarding the divorce with his wife.

Has a Girlfriend

Regardless of his split from Nora, Joe remains single for a year until he met Christine Lietz. He has been dating his long term girlfriend since early 2007.

The two even walked down the red carpet of 47th NAACP Image Awards held at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on 5 February 2016.

Joe Morton with Christine Lietz at 47th NAACP Image Awards(Photo: Zimbio)

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However, since 2018, Joe, who prefers to call his ladylove as Lietzeenut, has rarely given a glimpse of his romantic love life with a girlfriend. Thier last post was on 1 March 2018. As of now, the two might be dating secretly keeping things close to their chest.